What are the goals of the Behavioral Health Court?

The goals of BHC are as follows:

  • Connect criminal defendants who suffer from serious mental illness to treatment and support services in the community.
  • Improve coordination between the mental health and justice systems for persons with mental illness.
  • Reduce participant days spent in jail and reduce the potential for further interactions with the criminal justice system.
  • Improve the quality of life for people with mental illness and co-occurring disorders.